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Credit: Dahlia Katz

I receive emails proposing different events and collaborative opportunities on a regular basis. But this January I was contacted about something that stood out as an idea I could really get behind.

A Toronto based opera company called The Bicycle Opera Project would be running a production called _SWEAT_ this summer. The piece is based on sweatshop workers who are struggling to form a union with dreams of a better life. The company itself is incredibly innovative. Each summer they launch a new production, touring by bicycle. Their aim is to make opera more accessible. They sing in English and present contemporary material. Their idea was to partner with a Toronto based ethical clothing company to create a cross-promotion.

As a constant supporter and member of Fashion Revolution, I was sold. Fashion Revolution is a global organization that aims to make the fashion industry more sustainable and ethical by valuing people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.

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Winter is in full swing, so we thought we’d try our hand at a tried-and-true seasonal DIY! Add holiday cheer to your home- indoors or outdoors- with this Rustic Wreath DIY. Festooned with bright berries and earthy pine cones, this pastoral wreath looks like a celebration and smells like a freshly cut evergreen. Plus, 95% of the materials you need to make this craft can be foraged from the forest floor! Click through for the full tutorial.

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